MSU Board approves $1.5 billion goal for capital campaign
With acknowledgement of past excellence and a firm commitment to future initiatives, the MSU Board of Trustees today approved a $1.5 billion capital campaign intended to build on MSU's traditions while empowering critical initiatives for the 21st century.View story photos
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources hits 40-year enrollment high
The MSU College of Agriculture and Natural Resources reached a 40-year enrollment high this fall, with 4,874 students in the college.
Julian Samora Research Institute celebrates 25th anniversary
The Julian Samora Research Institute, one of academia’s most respected voices for interdisciplinary research on Latinos in the Midwest and the U.S., is marking its 25th anniversary with a conference designed to celebrate, reflect and look ahead.View story photos
MSU AgBioResearch announces new assistant director of natural resources programs
MSU fisheries and wildlife professor Michael Jones has been named assistant director of natural resources programs for MSU AgBioResearch. This is a new part-time position within the organization.
Dirita recommended as R. Hugh Endowed Chair
Victor J. DiRita has been recommended to serve as the Rudolph Hugh Endowed Chair in Microbial Pathogenesis at Michigan State University and chairperson of the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, which is a shared department of the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Natural Science.
What if? This question often creeps into my wandering mind in strange ways. What if my aunt had fixed up my dad with someone other than my mom? I wouldn’t be here. What if I hadn’t literally run into my husband on the street that day? We might not have started dating and I wouldn’t have the daughter I do. What if my French teacher had assigned someone else to carry my books when I was on crutches? I would have missed out on meeting one of my best friends. What if hadn’t gotten that job in Lansing? I wouldn’t have met the woman who much later told me about a job opening at MSU and I wouldn’t be writing this. Then there’s the scariest what if—what if the whole line of events that had to happen for me to end up with my defibrillator hadn’t? I try not to think about the answer to that one very much. Different timing, decisions, actions and even luck could have sent my life down a completely different path than the one I’ve been on. Is there such a thing as fate? Are we all meant to do what we’re meant to do? I honestly have no idea and it kind of boggles my mind when I start to think about it too much.View story photos
Some scientists share better than others
Some scientists share better than others. While astronomers and geneticists embrace the concept, the culture of ecology still has a ways to go. Research by MSU explores the paradox that although ecologists share findings via scientific journals, they do not share the data on which the studies are built.View story photos
Lessons from the ‘Spanish flu,’ nearly 100 years later
Just in time for flu season, a new MSU study of “the mother of all pandemics” could offer insight into infection control measures for the flu and other epidemic diseases.View story photos
Kelly Klump: Continuing the Quest
I study the causes of eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. These disorders are characterized by abnormal eating patterns including starvation, binge eating, and/or self-induced vomiting and weight-focused thoughts such as thinking that you are fat even though you are thin.View story photos
Relationship violence prevention educational video to be piloted at MSU
The One Love Foundation will visit MSU to screen and pilot test the nation’s first relationship violence prevention educational video that highlights the central role technology, such as cell phones and social media, plays in the abuse process.